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Sony RX10 III

Portrait at ISO 5000 +1 Push (Selfie with Eye AF)

So what can the Sony RX10 III really do?

This deceptively simple example was shot as a selfie handheld at ISO 5000, relying upon Eye AF programmed to pressing the button the lens. This resulted in sharp focus on the eyes—a very cool feature, selfies or otherwise.

Self portrait

Adobe Camera Raw 9.5.1 (595). View ACR Settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Standard. Chromatic aberration and distortion corrected via an embedded profile, enforced by ACR. Noise reduction used.

The image is underexposed by 4/3 stop, as per the RawDigger histogram so that a +1 stop push was used, making the effective ISO 10,000! Chroma noise reduction was used however. Note that a specialty raw converter like DxO Optics Pro may be able to do a better job in reducing noise and extracting detail.

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f2.8 @ 1/30 sec, ISO 5000; 2016-05-02 21:13:31
DSC-RX10M3 + 24-600mm F2.4-4.0 @ 28.4mm equiv (10.4mm)

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